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California Signs Law Requiring IMDb to Remove Actor Ages Upon Request

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday a measure that requires film and television industry casting websites to remove actors’ ages upon request, in what supporters hope will be an important step in combatting age discrimination in Hollywood.

Brown signed AB 1687, authored by Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Los Angeles), into law on Saturday, the governor’s office announced on its website.

The law applies to entertainment casting websites that require a subscription to access, including the professional version of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a popular tool for casting agents. – READ MORE

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